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oil pan heater ?

I was wondering if I have my truck pluged in and want to start it with the remote start is that ok or do I have to unplug it first.

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If it was me i would unplug it just to be safe. Once its running you wont need the heater.

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1st off its NOT an oil pan heater...its a BLOCK heater & it warms the block.
The block heater sits in a water jacket <freeze plug> hole.

starting the truck w/ the block heater plugged in, will hurt NOTHING....

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1st off its NOT an oil pan heater...its a BLOCK heater & it warms the block.
The block heater sits in a water jacket <freeze plug> hole.

starting the truck w/ the block heater plugged in, will hurt NOTHING....
Don hit the nail on the head...not gonna hurt a thing to leave it plugged in while its running other than your power bill.

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install a TIMER <read more about that HERE> ->

https://www.thedieselgarage.com/forum...9&postcount=12

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I command start it all the time when its plugged in, it would defeat the purpose of having a command start if you had to go out and unplug it first!!

Mine is plugged in from the time I get home to when I want to start it again, if you can't afford the $10 a month you are driving the wrong truck!! Ha ha I used to have a timer and it worked great till the batteries went dead now I am just to lazy to get new ones

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The only time I have had an issue with using the remote start is when cold from not plugging it in. The truck may quit running and you would not know it. I am thinking of one of those Wabasso diesel powered heaters. They are the cat's a--. No plugging in ever.

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It would probably be cheaper to put on a circulating block heater as opposed to a wabasto. Ive worked for a company that lost a $1.5 million coil rig using a wabasto.

Lets just say not quite stock.
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The only time I have had an issue with using the remote start is when cold from not plugging it in. The truck may quit running and you would not know it. I am thinking of one of those Wabasso diesel powered heaters. They are the cat's a--. No plugging in ever.
if you use a 2 way paging alarm/remote youll 1) know the engine is
started & 2) youll know when the engine shuts down.

thats the BEAUTY of 2-way alarms...confirmation !

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I start mine with it plugged in all the time, and I usually use the remote start that ford installed. I never had any issues and is a lot quieter on start up when it has been plugged in. I only gelled once last yr and it was able to run through it and work it out after only 2 min or so.

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